Study says IN has 13th most 'structurally deficient' bridges IN the country
When the U.S. Department of Transportation recently released its National Bridge Inventory report for 2016, one group was particularly interested.
Although the numbers of deficient bridges have declined in recent years, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's analysis of transportation department data shows more than 55,000 bridges in the USA have been deemed deficient.
A new report says the Brooklyn Bridge and Washington's Arlington Memorial Bridge are among thousands of spans considered structurally deficient. But ARTBA says state transportation departments have pointed out 13,000 interstate bridges that either need replacement, widening, or major work. "It is outdated, overused, underfunded and in desperate need of modernization", said Alison Premo Black, ARTBA's chief economist.
"Those are bridges that really connect our economy so the issues and the challenges that they're facing in the country, at least on that freight network, have an impact on getting goods from state to state and for businesses", said Black. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island all saw increases in their preponderance of problem bridges.
Five local Virginia bridges made the top 10 list for that state in most-traveled bridges that need fix.
While these bridges may not be imminently unsafe, they are in need of attention. Meanwhile, the District of Columbia had the least with 9 comprised bridges, followed by Nevada with 31 and DE with 43.
The 2017 Bridge report also offers specific information, including rankings of the 250 most heavily travelled structurally deficient bridges in the nation and the 25 most heavily traveled in each state.
Although structurally deficient bridges may still be safe to drive on, they have defects or fix needs that can cause speed or weight limits to be imposed.
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